I can't believe it's taken this long to get a properly silly Silver Surfer dudebro joke into an ongoing Marvel series, but thanks to Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, one of the most delightful comics in the known cosmos, it's finally here.
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The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl is a frequently smart and delightful comic, and this week's issue, a zine-style anthology of stories that actually barely features Squirrel Girl herself, is no exception. But its best short story is all about Loki - and strikes at the duplicitous heart of the character in a really fun way.
Every issue of Unbeatable Squirrel Girl opens with a credits page that is also a look into Doreen Green's social media life, as she chats with friends and fellow superheroes about her adventures. But those social media accounts don't just exist in the pages of comics, but on actual Twitter too, and guys, they're pretty dang good.
This month marks 25 years since Doreen Green entered the world of Marvel Comics as Squirrel Girl, although her true road to becoming one of the greatest Marvel heroes around didn't really begin until her excellent series Unbeatable Squirrel Girl kicked off in 2014. To celebrate her 25th anniversary, here are 25 of the best moments from this most fabulous of comic books.
In a quest to continue being the go-to comic for creating the most nonsensical blogs, this week's issue of Squirrel Girl uses basic computer science and counting in binary to deliver a splash page so fundamentally rad that it should probably grace the cover of a mid-'80s metal album. Suffice to say, it's rather brilliant.
Yes, that's Mole Man doing the ol' trilby hat-tip and courtly creep-bro greeting. Genius like that which you see above is why The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl is one of Marvel's best comics.
Squirrel Girl is famous for one thing: Squirrels. OK, two things: squirrels and absolutely wrecking Doctor Doom in her very first appearance. Doreen Green has been tussling with Doom once more in the latest arc of Unbeatable Squirrel Girl which culminated this week with a timey-wimey throwback to that 24-year-old duel.